Period
to 30 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > London
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 506 369 442
Rank change year-on-year -137 +73 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 76 19 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.12% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.83% 0.48% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 11 80
10th Percentile £389 £256 £331
25th Percentile £438 £300 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +37.50% -11.11% -
75th Percentile £650 £474 £528
90th Percentile £675 £480 £576
England median daily rate £475 £398 £420
% change year-on-year +19.50% -5.36% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England median hourly rate £48.27 £53.75 £20.17
% change year-on-year -10.20% +166.55% +11.44%

SQL Server 2016 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 9,155 3,927 8,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.17% 24.74% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,745 2,848 6,159
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £613
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 50
10th Percentile £24.50 £21.10 £15.00
25th Percentile £25.50 £27.25 £21.19
Median hourly rate £36.26 £38.22 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year -5.12% +27.55% +8.04%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.91 £43.31
90th Percentile £65.00 £65.35 £53.93
England median hourly rate £39.73 £29.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +36.98% +7.41% -9.24%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in London over the 6 months to 30 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 within the London region over the 6 months to 30 November 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London - 4 £413 - 5
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (72.37%) SQL
3 32 (42.11%) SQL Server 2019
4 30 (39.47%) C#
5 28 (36.84%) Windows
5 28 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 27 (35.53%) PowerShell
7 24 (31.58%) Social Skills
8 23 (30.26%) Active Directory
8 23 (30.26%) .NET
9 22 (28.95%) Finance
9 22 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (28.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (27.63%) SQL Server 2014
11 20 (26.32%) Unit Testing
11 20 (26.32%) Migration
12 19 (25.00%) Windows Server
13 18 (23.68%) VMware
13 18 (23.68%) HTML
13 18 (23.68%) JavaScript
13 18 (23.68%) CSS
13 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (23.68%) AWS
14 16 (21.05%) Azure
14 16 (21.05%) DevOps
14 16 (21.05%) Linux
14 16 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (21.05%) Full Stack Development
15 15 (19.74%) Clustering
15 15 (19.74%) Red Hat

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (17.11%) IIS
2 3 (3.95%) Confluence
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.32%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.32%) ArcSDE
4 1 (1.32%) Camunda
4 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.68%) AWS
2 16 (21.05%) Azure
3 11 (14.47%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (14.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (10.53%) PaaS
5 6 (7.89%) SaaS
6 5 (6.58%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (5.26%) IaaS
7 4 (5.26%) Power Platform
8 3 (3.95%) GCP
8 3 (3.95%) GitHub
9 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.63%) Snowflake
10 1 (1.32%) Azure App Service
10 1 (1.32%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (1.32%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) LAN
1 3 (3.95%) WAN
1 3 (3.95%) Wireless
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) FTP
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (42.11%) SQL Server 2019
3 22 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (28.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (27.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (14.47%) Relational Database
7 9 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (10.53%) RDBMS
8 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
9 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (6.58%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (5.26%) Power BI
11 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (3.95%) MySQL
12 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (3.95%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) TeamCity
2 13 (17.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (14.47%) CircleCI
3 11 (14.47%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (13.16%) Jasmine
4 10 (13.16%) Mocha
5 8 (10.53%) JIRA
6 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.89%) Subversion
7 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.26%) Ant
8 4 (5.26%) Bitbucket
8 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
8 4 (5.26%) IntelliJ
8 4 (5.26%) Maven
9 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.63%) NUnit
10 2 (2.63%) Serena SBM
11 1 (1.32%) Artifactory
General
1 24 (31.58%) Social Skills
2 22 (28.95%) Finance
3 12 (15.79%) Banking
4 5 (6.58%) Prime Brokerage
5 3 (3.95%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.32%) Advertising
7 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 35 (46.05%) Developer
2 20 (26.32%) DBA
2 20 (26.32%) SQL DBA
3 16 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 16 (21.05%) Full Stack Developer
4 13 (17.11%) SQL Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Designer
8 3 (3.95%) Gloss Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.26%) .NET
2 18 (23.68%) CSS
2 18 (23.68%) HTML
3 14 (18.42%) REST
3 14 (18.42%) SOAP
3 14 (18.42%) Web Services
4 13 (17.11%) .NET Core
4 13 (17.11%) Angular 2
4 13 (17.11%) AngularJS
4 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (14.47%) Lambda Expressions
6 10 (13.16%) Jest
7 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.26%) JMS
7 4 (5.26%) Spring
7 4 (5.26%) XML
8 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (3.95%) LDAP
8 3 (3.95%) LINQ
8 3 (3.95%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Clustering
2 12 (15.79%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Replication
5 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.63%) Legacy Applications
5 2 (2.63%) NHS
6 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.32%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.32%) Equities
6 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (21.05%) Linux
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Solaris
6 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Migration
1 20 (26.32%) Unit Testing
2 16 (21.05%) DevOps
2 16 (21.05%) Full Stack Development
3 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.11%) Data Protection
4 13 (17.11%) Performance Optimisation
5 11 (14.47%) BDD
5 11 (14.47%) SDLC
5 11 (14.47%) TDD
6 10 (13.16%) Clean Code
6 10 (13.16%) Task Automation
6 10 (13.16%) Technical Leadership
6 10 (13.16%) Validation
7 9 (11.84%) ETL
8 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.58%) Project Management
9 5 (6.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 55 (72.37%) SQL
2 30 (39.47%) C#
3 27 (35.53%) PowerShell
4 18 (23.68%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 11 (14.47%) TypeScript
7 10 (13.16%) Python
8 8 (10.53%) Java
9 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.63%) Perl
10 2 (2.63%) R
10 2 (2.63%) Ruby
11 1 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (1.32%) Java 11
11 1 (1.32%) Java 8
11 1 (1.32%) PHP
11 1 (1.32%) SOQL
11 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
1 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.32%) MCSA
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Accessibility
1 2 (2.63%) GDPR
1 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 23 (30.26%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (14.47%) Terraform
3 7 (9.21%) Control-M
4 5 (6.58%) Ansible
5 2 (2.63%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (2.63%) QRadar
5 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Kibana
6 1 (1.32%) logstash
6 1 (1.32%) SCCM
6 1 (1.32%) SCOM
6 1 (1.32%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 28 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) VMware
3 15 (19.74%) Red Hat
4 9 (11.84%) Oracle
5 3 (3.95%) Sybase
6 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.63%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.63%) BMC
6 2 (2.63%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.63%) EMC
6 2 (2.63%) IBM
6 2 (2.63%) Qualys
6 2 (2.63%) SAP
6 2 (2.63%) Serena
6 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.63%) Splunk
7 1 (1.32%) Cerner
7 1 (1.32%) ESRI
7 1 (1.32%) Mitel
7 1 (1.32%) Talend